Tony Award Nominations 2018 – The List

Tony Awards

72nd Annual Tony Awards

June 10th, 8pm EST on CBS

And now, without further ado, the nominations (in no particular order):

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

2018 Tony Award Nominations (10):

Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Jamie Parker), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Anthony Boyle), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Noma Dumezweni), Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Sound Design of a Play, Best Direction of a Play, Best Choreography.

What’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child about?

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, the Broadway transfer of the London phenomenon that continues the story of former boy wizard Harry Potter, his friends, and his son, in a time-traveling adventure to save the world from the evil Lord Voldemort.

From the producers:

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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The Band’s Visit

2018 Tony Award Nominations (11):

Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Shalhoub), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Katrina Lenk), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Ari’el Stachel), Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Orchestrations.

What’s The Band’s Visit about?

An Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play a concert when a mix-up at the border leaves them stranded and must seek the help of the locals in this new musical.

From the producers:

An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The Band’s Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all.

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Frozen

2018 Tony Award Nominations (3):

Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre.

What’s Frozen about?

A new musical stage adaptation of the hit animated Disney film, based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of a princess who freezes everything she touches.

From the producers:

A family. A secret. An unforgettable journey. This is the timeless tale of two sisters, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one young woman struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic adventure to bring her family together once and for all. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it.

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Mean Girls

2018 Tony Award Nominations (12):

Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical  (Taylor Louderman), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Grey Henson), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Ashley Park), Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations.

What’s Mean Girls about?

A new musical based on the 2004 film that follows Cady Heron, who joins the American high school food chain and plots to end the vicious reign of Queen Bee Regina and the “Plastics.”

From the producers:

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But, when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

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SpongeBob SquarePants

2018 Tony Award Nominations (12):

Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Ethan Slater), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Gavin Lee), Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations.

What’s SpongeBob SquarePants about?

A new musical based on the hit Nickelodeon cartoon series, SpongeBob SquarePants and the denizens of Bikini Bottom must rally to save their undersea world from total annihilation.

From the producers:

Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world!

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Angels in America

2018 Tony Award Nominations (11):

Best Revival of a Play, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Andrew Garfield), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play  (Nathan Lane), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Susan Brown, Denise Gough), Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Sound Design of a Play, Best Direction of a Play.

What’s Angels in America about?

A revival of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that presents a complex, often metaphorical, and at times symbolic examination of AIDS and homosexuality in America in the 1980s.

From the producers:

In Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in 1980s New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer’s marriage to his pill-popping wife stalls. Other characters include the infamous McCarthy-ite lawyer Roy Cohn, Ethel Rosenberg, a former drag queen who works as a nurse, and an angel.

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Three Tall Women

2018 Tony Award Nominations (6):

Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Glenda Jackson), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Laurie Metcalf), Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Direction of a Play.

What’s Three Tall Women about?

A revival of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece that follows the interactions between three women who represent different versions of the same woman in her 90s, 50s, and 20s.

From the producers:

Three women of different ages talk about their lives and their relationships with their families. Gradually it emerges that they may all be the same woman.

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The Iceman Cometh

2018 Tony Award Nominations (8):

Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Denzel Washington), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (David Morse), Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Sound Design of a Play, Best Direction of a Play.

What’s The Iceman Cometh about?

Tony winner and two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in a new production of Eugene O’Neill’s four-act epic play about a newly sober, charismatic traveling salesman whose renewed outlook on life threatens to upend the lives of his old friends.

From the producers:

Set in the summer of 1912 at Harry Hope’s saloon on New York’s lower west side, this is O’Neill’s classic story of a freespending, boisterous salesman who compels his fellow barflies to confront their pipe dreams.

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Lobby Hero

2018 Tony Award Nominations (3):

Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Michael Cera, Brian Tyree Henry).

What’s Lobby Hero about?

A new play from Oscar nominee Kenneth Lonergan that tells the story of four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation in the lobby of a Manhattan apartment complex.

From the producers:

What happens when emotions come in conflict with principles, and how do choices under pressure define who we really are? The lobby of a Manhattan apartment building is much more than a waiting area for four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation. It’s a testing ground for what happens when personal and professional personas find themselves at odds. A young security guard with big ambitions clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop and her unpredictable partner in a play from the 2017 Oscar-winning writer of Manchester by the Sea.

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Travesties

2018 Tony Award Nominations (4):

Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play  (Tom Hollander), Best Sound Design of a Play, Best Direction of a Play.

What’s Travesties about?

In 1917 Zurich, a British military official imagines a meeting between James Joyce and Vladimir Lenin, performed in the style of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” in a revival of Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning play.

From the producers:

In 1917 Zurich, an artist, a writer and a revolutionary collide in a kaleidoscope thrill-ride that’s “wickedly playful, intensely entertaining, infectiously theatrical” (Time Out London). Experience London’s “mind-bogglingly entertaining revival” (The Telegraph) of Tom Stoppard’s thrill-ride through the worlds of art and revolution in 1917 Switzerland…and in the maze of one man’s memory.

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My Fair Lady

2018 Tony Award Nominations (10):

Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Harry Hadden-Paton), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Lauren Ambrose), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical  (Norbert Leo Butz), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Diana Rigg), Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography.

What’s My Fair Lady about?

An English professor of phonetics makes a bet that he can transform a Cockney flower girl into a lady, in a revival of Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion.”

From the producers:

Boasting a score that contains such now-classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Get Me to the Church On Time,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “On the Street Where You Live,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” My Fair Lady is back on Broadway for the first time in 25 years in a new production from Lincoln Center.

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Once On This Island

2018 Tony Award Nominations (8):

Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Hailey Kilgore), Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Orchestrations.

What’s Once On This Island about?

A revival of the hit musical that follows a peasant girl and her star-crossed romance with a young man from the wealthy side of her island, which is ruled by four island gods.

From the producers:

Once On This Island is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures threaten to keep them apart, Ti Moune, guided by the island gods, sets out on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

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Carousel

2018 Tony Award Nominations (11):

Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Joshua Henry), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Jessie Mueller), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Alexander Gemignani), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Renée Fleming, Lindsay Mendez), Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations.

What’s Carousel about?

A revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical that tells the story of millworker Julie Jordan, carousel barker Billy Bigelow, and their ultimately destructive relationship.

From the producers:

Set in a small New England factory town, Carousel describes the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score and incandescent ballet sequences, this story of passion, loss and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama – one that “set the standard for the 20th century musical” (Time Magazine) and would captivate theatergoers for generations to come. Featuring some of the most beloved numbers in the American songbook, “Carousel” is “nothing less than a masterpiece” (The New York Times).

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Saint Joan

2018 Tony Award Nominations (1):

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Condola Rashad).

What’s Saint Joan about?

A revival of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play that recounts the story of Joan of Arc, a peasant girl who claimed to hear the voices of saints directing her to help the Dauphin of France drive the English out of the country.

From the producers:

Set in 15th century France, Saint Joan follows a country girl whose mysterious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nation’s rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, they unite to bring her down and she finds herself on trial for her life. This timeless and powerful play dramatizes the limits of an individual in a society dominated by overwhelming political and religious forces.

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Children of a Lesser God

2018 Tony Award Nominations (1):

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Lauren Ridloff).

What’s Children of a Lesser God about?

Joshua Jackson stars in a revival of the Tony-winning play that explores the relationship between an unorthodox speech therapist and one of his students, a young deaf woman hesitant to integrate herself into the hearing world.

From the producers:

Stop assuming. Stop judging. Start listening. Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier Awards for Best Play, Children of a Lesser God tells the story of an unconventional teacher at a school for the deaf and the remarkable woman he meets there. As their relationship heats up, so does their need for control, igniting a thrilling exploration of passion, intimacy, and connection.

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

2018 Tony Award Nominations (2):

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (LaChanze), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Ariana DeBose).

What’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical about?

A new musical biography about iconic disco diva Donna Summer, using the songs she made famous, including “Hot Stuff,” “On the Radio,” “Bad Girls,” and “MacArthur Park.”

From the producers:

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era, and the supreme queen for every diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You, Baby;” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

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1 Comment

  1. Among these, harry Potter is one of my all time favourite. And mean girls too. The characters are nicely curated to bring out the story to life. For unmatched movie entertainment at home, Visit us here

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